Item # LFALO1294
Fine French period Louis Philippe cherrywood writing table with two spacious drawers and a meticulously finished faux drawer bookmatched front. Circa 1830s. Louis Philippe style is refined, linear, and restrained and this Louis Philippe desk is all of that and more. Raised on four turned legs, this handsome writing table retains its beautiful rich, original color and patina and has a fresh French polish leaving a sleek surface that allows the beautiful wood to shine.
Louis Philippe d'Orléans was France's last king. He took power in 1830 after Charles X was forced to abdicate. Born on October 6, 1773, in Paris, France, Louis Philippe lived in exile for most of the French Revolution, only returning to France after Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated. Following the July Revolution, Louis Philippe became the country's "citizen king" in 1830. A repressive ruler, his popularity faded and Louis Philippe I was forced to abdicate the throne in 1848. He fled to England as "Mr. Smith," and died on August 26, 1850, at age 76, in Claremont, Surrey.
h - 30.75"
w - 72"
d - 29.5"
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